What We Do
Blue Water provides professional 24 hour agency services at all U.S. ports and precision freight forwarding for bulk cargoes.
Complete ENOA/D Services
We ensure timely filing of 96 hour Electronic Notice of Arrival/Departure with the Coast Guard, a requirement for entry/departure from the US.
Government Entrance Formalities
We prepare and submit all documentation for advance notification and formal entry in port with Customs and Border Protection.
Pre-Arrival / In-port Logistics & Scheduling
We provide advance notification and the most economically timely arrangement for all port services and movement of vessels.
Barging and Rail Coordination
We assist with barge and rail logistics to include IP specialty cargoes.
On-board Attendance of Vessels
We are on time and in charge. Blue Water agents are on board for arrival/inspections, cargo operations and cargo completion to ensure proper procedures and practices are followed while protecting our customers' interests and cargo.
Supervision of Inspections/Surveys
Our team on board works closely with National Cargo Bureau, USDA and independent surveyors to expedite and facilitate timely, fair and unbiased surveys and inspections.
We provide complete Custom's services from pre-arrival to post sailing, including timely and accurate filing of all Government forms.
The Blue Water Team successfully combines the latest technology with excellent local industry relationships. The latest and most accurate information is everything and we pledge to keep our customers informed in real time.
Blue Water provides timely and accurate preparation and forwarding of all port call documentation, including Port Log / Statement of Facts, Notice of Readiness, Cargo Manifest, Stowage Plans, Bills of Lading, notices of protest, etc.
Blue Water works to obtain accurate, maximized stowage plans that satisfy our customers' requirements. Our on-line database system automatically calculates and checks estimated stowage factors, often revealing problems before they materialize. Our personnel are knowledgeable in stability and grain stowage and assist vessels with the preparation of plans.
We provide quick and accurate laytime calculation statements upon request.
Dockage, facility overtime, S&F charges or stevedoring often amount to over 75 per cent of the cost of a port call. Our team's expertise in negotiation with terminals and facilities often results in considerable savings for our customers.
Cash Delivery to Vessels
Delivered safely by bonded and insured couriers.
Delivery of Spares
We coordinate delivery of spares to vessels and facilitate Customs Clearance of packages in bond shipments.
Attendance to Vessel's Requirements
We develop a close working relationship with Masters and attend to their every need while in port.
We work with local suppliers to ensure the quickest, most economical delivery of bunkers to vessels with fewest delays.
Upon request we work with the cargo surveyors to obtain required cargo samples and facilitate shipment with required documentation.
We provide complete and professional liaison with Coast Guard during on board inspections. We also act quickly to remedy deficiencies and avoid lengthy port detentions.
We are on call 24 hours a day with emergency procedures and plans to assist vessels and customers in times of emergency and disaster.
Complete Freight Forwarding Services
Blue Water offers complete freight forwarding services to include bill of lading preparation, banking and all official certification required by local and foreign governments.